Mrs. Beverly Adams Benjamin, age 63, of Virginia, departed this life peacefully on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in the Hospice Retreat Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1949, in McKeesport, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Adams and Elese Brown Adams. Beverly is also preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Thompson.

Beverly was self-employed as a daycare provider for many years. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Daniel Benjamin; daughter, Carla Johnson; stepchildren, Danette Crewe, Christine Benjamin and Mark Benjamin; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Dolores Gambrill, Betty Garrett (Jerry) and Thelma Stewart; brothers, Donald Adams, Roderick Adams (Barbara), Thomas Adams Jr. (Geri), Eugene Adams (Cathy), Glenn Adams (Cynthia), James Adams and Jerry Adams (Jackie); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Ms. Beverly Benjamin will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, Va,; the Rev. Jeffrey L. Reaves Sr., pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the residence 1761 Oakland St., Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-733-6913.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Benjamin at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index from Jan. 26 to Jan. 30, 2013